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Last Unicorn (Das Letzte Einhorn) [Soundtrack]

America , Jimmy Webb Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
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1. The Last Unicorn
2. Man's Road
3. In The Sea
4. Now That I'm A Woman
5. That's All I've Got To Say
6. The Last Unicorn Part 2
7. Forest Awakens
8. Red Soup
9. Red Bull Attacks
10. The Cat
11. The Tree
12. Haggard's Unicorns
13. Bull-Unicorn-Woman
14. Unicorns In The Sea
15. Unicorn And Lear

Product Description

Soundtrack to the sophisticated 1982 Rankin/ Bass children's movie. The film stars the voices of Mia Farrow, Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee and Academy Award winner Alan Arkin. The soundtrack was composed by Pop songwriter Jimmy Webb ('McArthur 'Park') and performed by America. Initially, the film and soundtrack were not the huge successes that the studios expected, but both have grown in stature over the past few decades, with new dedicated fans drawn to the story and the music. Contains 15 tracks, including 'The Last Unicorn', 'Man's Road', 'In The Sea' and 'Now That I'm A Woman'. EMI.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Here I am on Man's Road. Dec 22 2003
Format:Audio CD
I'm delighted to say that "The Last Unicorn" is a fantastic record that glows in the purest essence. Composed by Jimmy Webb, the actual score (which is performed by the London Symphony Orchestra) is quite authentic in its medieval setting; it echos a storybook world of kings, damsels, sorcerers, and of course, one unicorn who searches far and wide for her missing ancestors. While wisely avoiding his aim for a children's audience, Webb allowed the music to emit both mystery and myth. At the same time, the album's instrumental numbers flow along with the story and its characters. The ominous "Red Bull Attacks," for example, is dominated by its droning horns and crashing symbols; it can easily make one feel the heat of the Bull's scorching fire, which incinerates everything in its path. "The Cat's" sliding, high-pitched fiddle and piano keys emphasize a feline's slinky torso and curious yellow eyes. "Bull-Unicorn-Woman" may as well take place in a lavish ballroom, where dashing gentlemen and coquettish ladies dance together and make merry in wine.
Unlike the soundtracks of other 1980's fantasy films (most notably "Labrynth" and "The Neverending Story"), this one does NOT feature any new wave sythensizers, despite the presence of the pop group America. In the album's first five tracks, the band members play the wandering minstrels; they present simple, gentle tunes that delicately mix acoustic guitars with violins, woodwinds, and harp strings. "The Last Unicorn's" glittering title track foreshadows the tale about to be told while the chorus's volume rises and falls like the sun. The harmonious "Man's Road" is meant to take listeners down a shimmering trail of tears, leaving one alone in an empty void.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Flashback to childhood Dec 26 2000
Format:Audio CD
I received this CD for Yule 2000, and I can only say that the first time I put it in the CD player, I cried. Not in a sad sort of way for the beautiful lyrics, or for the lovely melodies, but in the way one might cry at seeing a long-lost friend- joy and happiness to find something so missed. Ok, so that's a little maudlin, but its true. Fans of the animated feature will be delighted to see that all the music is there. On a side note, I'm sure almost everyone who saw the movie will be especially happy to learn that Mia Farrow DOES NOT appear on this album. I used to hate the song "Now that I'm a Woman", but the singer on this album does a fantastic job and its actually quite a pretty song. On a more technical and musical note, the sound quality is fairly good, considering when this movie came out. The music itself is a bit dated, but America (the band) did a wonderful job of performing Jimmy Webb's music for the film for the time it was released. My German is a bit non-existant, but if I read the back of the case right, the London Symphony Orchestra lent its talent to the album. If you're in to "classic rock" or are familiar with America's work, then this is a great album to get- especially if you're a child of the 80's like I am. Younger people of the Britney-Spears-Back-Street-Boys-crowd might not like this album unless they happen to be huge fans of the movie. Is it worth the price of an import? Absolutely. And as a segway, get the book. Its just soooo much richer in plot, texture and entertainment than the movie could ever be.
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5.0 out of 5 stars enchanting music Sept. 16 2000
Format:Audio CD
Gosh where to start! The book, the film, the music! I saw the Last Unicorn at the age of three-I am 22 now, and it is still a part of my soul. I can not possibly tell you how much the music touches me, especially "walking Men's Road" This story is both touching,magical,enchanting, and full of magic. Please do yourselves a favor-buy the book, the movie and the CD. It will awaken your spirit and leave you breathless. For anyone who still has magic left in them, they will be moved to tears by the songs, and the film, and the book. Thank you Peter S. Beagle for such a profound story. Thank you Americ for these gorgeous songs. This is a tale worth reading,watching, and listening to. I can not stress how much this story influenced me(creatively) It is because of writers like Peter S. Beagel, C.S. Lewis, Robert R. McCammon, and Stephen King that made me realize-telling a story is rewarding both spiritally and mentally. And the music from the film captures the magic so perfectly. The LAst Unicorn will always have a place in my soul.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This CD is a must have Feb. 8 2000
Format:Audio CD
I first saw the Last Unicorn when I was very young. It is an amazing movie and very dear to me because it reminds me of a happy time in my life. I agree with the other reviews. The music did make the movie. I do not regret buying this CD but I am a tad disapointed that the CD left out a few songs. Some songs left out of the CD that comes to mind is when Schmendrick works his magic at Mommy Fortuna's Midnight Carnival, the arrival at King Haggard's Castle, and the discussion with the talking Skeleton, when the red bull attacks for the second time in the cave benieth King Haggard's Castle, and entering the mystical clock in the hall.
Other than those few songs left out of the CD it is simply perfect. I highly recomend this CD to anyone! I would also recomend that you see the movie. It is early anime (japanamation) and it is wonderfully done and I know that even the guys out there will be reduced to tears by the end of this movie.
"She will remember your heart when men are in fairy tales in books written by rabbits, of all the unicorn's in the world she is the only one that knows what regret is, and love."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Music in my dreams
The music is the perfect backdrop to a magnificent faerie tale. I went to sleep with this music in my head as a child and still know every word as an adult. Read more
Published on July 13 2004 by Michelle Owen West
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond words
Many know that the Rankin-Bass animated film, The Last Unicorn, is by far my all-time favorite movie. It rocks! I've always loved it. Read more
Published on June 17 2004 by C. Eberlein
5.0 out of 5 stars still makes me cry
I saw this movie for the first time, I can't even remember when. And now, at age 16, I still cry whenever I hear any of these songs. Read more
Published on Nov. 5 2003 by Emily
5.0 out of 5 stars The Last Unicorn
I am a huge fan of this movie. It captures all that is true in the hearts of those who believe in love and faith. Read more
Published on July 15 2003 by Becki Cowatch
5.0 out of 5 stars The First and Last Unicorn movie for me
I first saw this movie at the age of 6 in what was then West Germany. I memorized every word to every song on the movie by age 7. Read more
Published on June 8 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Once.....I can't remember..........
This disc is wonderful, it will whisk you back to childhood for a second with its superbly cheasy toons. Read more
Published on May 8 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Never Ending Beauty
The music for the movie is fantastic.Soft lyrical notes and so forth.You will enjoy this treat of having a simply CD.
Published on April 18 2003 by FlyingDream
5.0 out of 5 stars Never the Last
I was very happy when I got this CD.It has all the songs in the movie and greatlyrics.
Published on Oct. 22 2002 by FlyingDream
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for any Unicorn Lover...
If you have the movie as long as I have (20 years) this soundtrack will complete your collection. For years, I had been trying to find the soundtrack. Read more
Published on Sept. 1 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars You know you want it, so why read the review
If you're reading this, you've already fallen in love with the music of the movie. You'll get what you expect. Read more
Published on June 5 2002 by Terencio R Monclova
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